Tuesday, November 21, 2006

THROUGH 0330Z November 22, 2006

Southern and Southeastern US:
Brisk northerly flow along with clear skies and a very dry airmass was
present across the Southeast this afternoon. A large number of fires
were detected across the region from eastern Texas to Alabama and the
Florida Panhandle. Quite a few of these fires across the southern half of
Mississippi, southern Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle were emitting
thin to moderately dense narrow areas of smoke which quickly moved in
a southerly direction. Somewhat more dense smoke plumes were evident
with the fires over southern and western Louisiana, far eastern Texas,
and southern Arkansas. The thickest smoke plumes were originating from
fires in Lafourche Parish of southeastern Louisiana, Beauregard Parish
in southwestern Louisiana, and Tyler County of eastern Texas. The
smoke plumes over far eastern Texas, southern Arkansas, and northern
and western Louisiana were moving more in an easterly direction while
also fanning out to the south.

New Mexico:
Fires in Sandoval and San Miguel Counties of north central New Mexico
along with a fire in Otero County of south central New Mexico were
producing mainly thin to locally moderately dense smoke plumes which
were moving primarily in an eastward direction.

Fires in northwestern and southern Coconino County were responsible for
relatively thin to locally moderately dense areas of smoke which spread
to the northeast during the afternoon.



Unless otherwise indicated:
  • Areas of smoke are analyzed using GOES-EAST and GOES-WEST Visible satellite imagery.
  • Only a general description of areas of smoke or significant smoke plumes will be analyzed.
  • A quantitative assessment of the density/amount of particulate or the vertical distribution is not included.
  • Widespread cloudiness may prevent the detection of smoke even from significant fires.